Dynamic Buffering Control Scheme for Mobile Handoff

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Executive Summary

In a mobile environment, as a mobile node moves from one point of attachment to another during an ongoing application session it is subjected to packet loss due to network and link layer transition. Such packet loss affects the quality of ongoing communication session such as interactive VoIP traffic and streaming media. The authors provide a solution to this scenario by buffering packets for the mobile node at an access router or network node near the edge of the network where mobile may be moving away from or moving towards.

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